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The unexpected truth about animals : a menagerie of the misunderstood

Author: Lucy Cooke
Publisher: London : Doubleday, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History is full of strange animal stories, invented by the brightest and most influential, from Aristotle to Disney, and they reveal as much about us and the things we believe as they do about the animals they misrepresent. We once thought that eels were born from sand, that swallows hibernated under water, and that bears gave birth to formless lumps that were licked into shape by their mothers. In The Unexpected  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cooke, Lucy, 1970-
Unexpected truth about animals.
London : Doubleday, 2017
(DLC) 2017479648
(OCoLC)1012821250
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Cooke
ISBN: 9781541617032 1541617037
OCLC Number: 1033783212
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: One. Eel --
Two. Beaver --
Three. Sloth --
Four. Hyena --
Five. Vulture --
Six. Bat --
Seven. Frog --
Eight. Stork --
Nine. Hippopotamus --
Ten. Moose --
Eleven. Panda --
Twelve. Penguin --
Thirteen. Chimpanzee.
Responsibility: Lucy Cooke.

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'Endlessly fascinating.' - Bill Bryson 'Eye-opening, informative and very funny!' - Chris Packham'Well-informed and downright funny' - Richard DawkinsHistory is full of strange animal stories  Read more...

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"A riot of facts....Cooke scores a series of goals with style and panache." -- James Marriott * The Times * "Beautifully written, meticulously researched, with the science often couched in outrageous Read more...

 
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